Tag Archives: Senator-Stephen-Buoniconti

Volunteer Payment Rates

MassHealth Customer Service, Thank you for your response and your continued patience. Re: your answer, "Please note there was no change to the Level I payment rate to AFC providers.", I am aware that there has not yet been any change to the Level I payment rate. But because Transmittal Letter AFC-11 states: "The regulations […]

New Form

******** – WestMass ElderCare, I am very disappointed to hear that the new rate might be similar to only a small COLA increase. I had hoped that Senator Buoniconti would have been able to help get something approximating fair payment levels for the 24/7 caregivers are responsible for, considering their efforts save the State at […]

New AFC Regulations

I am sending this from one of my email addresses to another. Please feel free to respond to either of them. But …. ** Please Note ** that this email is being sent "Carbon Copy" to several addresses in addition to yours. If you reply to this email, do not include any information you don't […]


In 1999 the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Olmstead v. L.C. case that the Americans with Disabilities Act may require states to provide services in the least restrictive setting possible (i.e. community-based services), rather than institutional placements for individuals with disabilities. Justice Ginsberg said that states are required to place persons with disabilities […]